Oct 20 2009

Earth and Jupiter in same photo

Category: science,spaceharmonicminer @ 9:26 am

Stunning photo: Earth and Jupiter in the same shot

Sometimes the planets line up in such a way that you can see Earth and Jupiter in the same wide-angle shot. That is, if you were aboard the Mars Global Surveyor on May 22, 2003. When the Mars Orbiter Camera snapped this unique view, Earth was 86 million miles away, and Jupiter was 600 million miles away.

How on earth is it even possible to take such a shot? Continue reading to see a larger version of this magnificent photo, and then you can see a diagram of how the planets were lined up to enable such a thing.

Click the link above for a really stunning photo.

One Response to “Earth and Jupiter in same photo”

  1. enharmonic says:

    And in a year or two, the American people will be in shock – forgetting that they not only watched it happen, but voted for those who have gleefully made it happen on the foolish belief that the rich don’t pay enough in taxes and that something can be had for nothing.

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